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cubefx

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  1. Testing new addition to my collection. There is a good chance this one will fly in one of the upcoming shows. Here is some of my practice venues.
  2. Thanks everyone for the tips. Flew several times in the past few weeks and it is looks like TSA does not considering Rev handles as a dangerous item (or maybe I was lucky).
  3. Hello, About to fly to Colorado for a couple of days. Might have some time to fly over there. Problem is that I can pack the frame in my Checked bag, but the handles will not fit there (custom case). Does anyone have experience with flying on commercial airline with Rev handles in the Carry-on bag? They kinda look like a handgun. Thanks
  4. Just got back from the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in CUBA. Did USO show for the troops over there. Got the chance to fly my B-series there. I only used 30ft lines, as I did not wanted to alarm local MP. It is definitely not the first Revolution on CUBA, but might be the first Revolution kite flown here. First two shots are taken at Windmill Beach. Green fence with a barbwire in the background is a part of the prisoner camp. Took some photos behind the stage.
  5. John, Thanks for the tips! Really appreciate it! I really wish I have access to a bigger gym. It fells that some of the stuff would be much easier to accomplish, if I do not need to worry about whacking the kite in to the obstacles around. So far I have about 20 hours into Indoor flying and 5-6 hours on Outdoor B-Series. I am only able to go to the gym 4 times a week (about an hour a day). I need more free time!!!!! And yes, I am a fellow performer.... www.cubefx.com Here is my current show:
  6. Today is exactly 30 days as I started practice with Indoor Rev. It is my first quad kite, and so far I am having a blast. Video is around two minutes long, so I will really appreciate if some you might give me some tips on what I am doing wrong and what I need to work on next. BTW I am having a major problems with a reverse flight.
  7. John, Thanks for the tutorials! I can only imagine how many hours it saved me trying to figure out things. Any guestimate time when new videos will come out? Thanks again!
  8. Had a chance to fly B-series at the beach today for the second time. Used 80' 90# lines. Lots of fun, felt more confident then a first time. After about an hour I switched to 30' 50# (which I cut, sleeved and equalized myself couple of days ago ). My first observation is that controls are more precise and direct. I can hold the hovers almost perfectly still. Also I was able to do some horizontal reverse flights. Landings on one tip is very easy. What I have a problem is a reverse landing. On the long lines I was able to do it without any problems, but on the 30', 8 out of 10 times I could not hold the reverse hover and kite either slam into the ground with leading edge, or trying to rotate and hitting the ground with one of the edges. Also I tried catch and throw. Catch attempts did not worked very well. Either my timing or the angle is not correct. Kite flying downwind (way in front of me). Managed to perform 2 throws out of three. 2 was perfect (I thing practicing with "Indoor" helped a little bit). After the third attempt it took me 20 minutes to untangle all the lines. Question, should I practice on the longer lines or is it even matter?
  9. Could not wait for the winds get inland and decided to drive to the Sunset Beach! What a blast! Stayed for three hours, before going to work. Did mostly takeoffs and landings, figure eights, spirals and mostly intentional inverted landings and takeoffs. Did walk of shame twice within that time. Once I pulled the brake to hard (I think) and kite just fell of the sky. Second time, somehow one of the bottom lines wrapped around the corner and that got the kite in the uncontrolled spiral. Couple pics from today session:
  10. <br /><br /><br />Took me about 15 minutes to design and make them. I have small Roland vinyl cutter.
  11. I got about 10-15 rolls laying around. Best grip/insulation tape EVER! I believe I got it from ACE Hardware years ago, but you can also get it online. I using it on many of my props for the shows. Once it is wrapped it is more like a shrink wrap or rubber dip. Below is some info about "Rescue Tape", and no, I am not affiliated..... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rescue Tape is a self-fusing silicone repair product with infinite uses. First used by the US Military and now seen at consumer and industrial trade shows across America, this is the most versatile and easy-to-use emergency repair product available. You can repair leaks on plumbing and hoses in a flash, use to insulate electrical wiring or as shrink wrap, wrap tool handles, and much, much more. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  12. Unfortunately no. Probably if I used 3" pipe with a thin wall. I was thinking about it, but I always carrying small backpack with me to the practice (ipod, portable speaker, camera, bottle of water, etc.). So there is always room in the backpack for the lines and handles.
  13. Used heavy stuff. Can be used as a melee weapon if needed (jk) That is what I found laying in the garage from one of my old projects. Was to lazy to drive to the Home Depot. I believe it is 2 1/2". Fits "Indoor" perfectly in the factory sleeve. On the positive side, I can probably run the car over it without damaging the kite.
  14. Thank you everyone! Great community! Still have no chance to fly the B-Series. There is no winds at all here. Might go to the beach this weekend. Indoor practices going very well. Working on throws and catches now.
  15. I always have alot of stuff in my car (heavy props, speaker boxes, etc.). I was a little bit concerned about something will slide over and crush the my Indoor Rev. So, I decided to build hard case. Most stuff I found laying around the garage and it all took me one morning. It is probably have been done before but here is my take on it. That is how it looks assembled and glued. I know, it looks like a pluming pipe, so I decided to paint it. Also I added couple decals and wrapped with a rubber "Rescue tape". ("Rescue tape" is self molding when stretched). Later I added the sling, so it can be carried over the shoulder.
  16. Lines are 50#10' I think it is a Speedline brand.
  17. Ok, Today was my third indoor practice. Advice on "loosing the grip" helped alot. Also I switched to the 10' lines instead of 15'. It feels that I can control it better with a shorter lines. Now I can do "360", "up and over with landing" and "catch". I have some problems with "redirection", but I will work on it tomorrow. BTW thanks to Watty, I glued slices of rubber erasers to the bottom covers and it helped with a traction on the slippery floor. Also I received my B series from the FSK!!!!!! I did not have a chance to fly it yet, but could not resist to put it together! Yes! I got the bug! Let the collection begin! Thanks to everyone for advise and support!
  18. Steve, Where are you flying indoor? I am actually live in Lake Wales (15-20 minutes from you) and going to Lake Eva at least once a week to take my son to the water park. At the present time I am more crashing then flying, but I would love to get together. Can't wait for my B Series get here in the mail.
  19. Here is my weak attempts to keep it in the air.
  20. Just placed my order for grey/red B series with FSK. Can't wait to try it out.
  21. Thank you for the quick reply! I think you right and I just will order the B series (full sail). I know you said that it will not help me much with my indoor flying. I kinda figure it out myself, but I wanted to find the excuse to buy outdoor Rev. BTW I am in the Central Florida (Orlando area), but willing to drive a distance if someone flying around. Can you guys recommend a reputable online shop? I bought my Indoor from Windpower Sports, but have not very pleasant experience with the owner, so I prefer to take my business somewhere else. Thanks in advance.
  22. Hello, Long time lurker, first time poster. Also it looks like I will be here for a long time. Have been flying dual kites for a while as a hobby. I am in entertainment field and recently I performed with one of the indoor kite performers in the same show. That how I got interested in Revs. I bought Indoor Rev about a weeks ago. What can I say, learning curve is steep. Flying dual kites do not helping either. I know about tutorial videos and they are helping tremendously. Here is the question: Should I buy outdoor rev, so I have more practice time with quad lines? What do you think about B2 as a first outdoor rev? Is the smaller size will make it harder/easier to control? Or should I just get B Series (1.5)? Thank you.
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